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On the Meteor which appeared
on Thursday the 12th of August 1852
at about 9h 20m PM, Greenwich Time


James Glaisher

The London, Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science Vol, 4, Fourth Series, July-December. London: Taylor & Francis (1852) pp. 292-302.

Index prepared by Michael Steer

The author, in a preamble to the editors of the magazine and journal writes: "Gentlemen: The brilliant meteor described in your journal of last month, as seen at Sidmouth, was remarkable in many respects. I beg to send you the following particulars relating to it". Then follows a comprehensive list of reported sightings, the majority from across Devon, but several from as far away as Belfast and Bristol. This rare book was produced from a digital copy held by the Harvard University Library that can be downloaded from Google Books. Google has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. These books, on which copyright has expired, are available for free educational and research use, both as individual books and as full collections to aid researchers.


Austin, Thomas Esq (Bristol) 299
Bennett, Anne R (Sidmouth) 297
Chintiphers, John Esq (Heavitree) 296
Duke, L P Esq (Belfast) 292
Falconer, A P Esq (Christchurch) 300
Good, Samuel A Esq (Pembroke) 294
Gower, S Esq (Devonport) 296
Grey, George Esq (Dorrington) 293
Heineken, J S Esq (Sidmouth) 297
Lane, Elias Esq (Christchurch) 300-1
Lowe, Henry D Esq (Torrington) 295
Lyster, George Fosbery Esq (Holyhead) 294, 298, 300
Moggeridge, Matthew Esq (Swansea) 295, 302
Page, J R Esq (Charlton Somerton) 297
Smith, H N Esq (Sidmouth) 298
Walter, Richard Esq (Stoke Sub Hamden) 298-9